*Tears are often shunned, as either a sign of weakness or a reminder of one’s own sadness and grief. But they should be honored and admired, as a sign that someone has deep feelings of either grief or joy.
*Perhaps the saddest of all human lacks is the fact that we can not experience the dreams of others in the same way they do, but at best have to use words to convey them, diluted and diminished.
The Athenian democracy suffered much from that narrowness of patriotism which is the ruin of all nations.
H. G. Wells